Skip to comments.Rep. Jesse Jackson Calls on Government to Hire All Unemployed Americans for $40,000 Each
Posted on 10/14/2011 6:51:13 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has offered his own $804 billion jobs plan that calls on the federal government to hire the nations 15 million unemployed Americans for jobs paying roughly $40,000 each, and bail out all the states and cities facing budget crises.
In an interview with the Daily Caller on Wednesday, the Illinois Democrat applauded President Obama for directing his staff to greenlight job-creating initiatives without congressional approval after his $447 billion jobs bill was defeated in the Senate this week.
Now were making some progress, Jackson said, comparing the legislative gridlock in Congress to the states that seceded from the union during the Civil War.
"We've seen Congress is in rebellion," he said, "determined to wreck or ruin at all costs."
Jackson said the governments direct hiring of the nations 15 million unemployed Americans would cost $600 billion.
It could be a five-year program, he said. For another $104 billion, we bail out all of the states. For another $100 billion, we bail out all of the cities.
We put people to work cleaning up communities. We put people to work through a civilian conservation corps, through a Works Progress Administration because the hour demands it, he said
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What kind of idiots are we electing? With dumba$$e$ like this in Congress, do we have reason for hope?
Little too late for that, Jesse.
Might have been possible before the 787 billion dollar
stimulus, though, but the unemployed were not on Obama’s
mind. Then or now.
The blacks in Harlem always would cheer Fidel Castro when he’d come to NYC to address the UN. Is this a black thing?
Maybe the idea of living in a Gulag excites some of them.......
When Jackson proposes to create money on a whim and distribute it, we know it’s because he is an hereditary aristocrat with divine, unquestionable right to do so. He is some kind of sun god on earth. (Or maybe a smurf or leprechaun, I get confused.) So, where is the country that gave him that right? Was it Egypt? Sudan? England?
Al Sharpton, Jessie Sr., Jessie Jr. have tenure as self anointed black rulers for life.
If I made 40,000 a year, I’d think I was rich.
Total economic collapse while 3/4’s of the population is getting 40k for unproductive make-work “jobs”.
How many would immediately quit their jobs to sign up for this program — there are MILLIONS making less than that yearly here in the US. Absolute insanity — just another step to creating their Marxist Utopia no doubt.
Yep, I’m thinking the same as you... (See my first post on this thread right above this one...)
Who in the world would work for anything LESS than 40,000 if they knew they could get a gov’t job with no education, no training, etc...? You’d have to be a complete idiot not to try to get yourself fired so you could automatically be given one of these jobs at probably 3xs your current wages (thinking back to how much I made per year as a retail domestics department manager just five years ago)
No kidding, I better quit now, and get me sum that Obama Money.
Where do I sign up? My job doesn’t pay that much. Sheesh.
It would collapse the economy in a weeks time.
I agree....this could work. I mean end all welfare programs as we know it and pay all unemployed Americans $40,000 to actually do something. I believe the US taxpayer could come out ahead on this. Don’t want to work——no $40,000, no welfare. No more sitting around on your backside waiting for the freebies. I’m afraid though that once the Free Sh-t Army figures it out they won’t go for it.
This is the same kind of thinking that turned a productive country like Rhodesia into Zimbabwe .
Here is the thing that scares me: They really, REALLY believe this would work. All of them, liberals. They cannot understand why just giving people money doesn’t work.
Unbelievable. You know, we could get some people elected to undo the liberal legislation that has been enacted since 2009, but...the fact that the electorate is out there that not only believes that the government could hire all the unemployed people, but would readily elect dimwits who believe that...that is what makes my spirit for the future of our country fail me.
How does a man allow himself to live every day with this kind of insanity?
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